An attack of Chron’s disease or a flare as we call it, can be just the worst.
I experience all sorts of severe cramping and abdominal pain. And then there are other symptoms that are just the worst like diarrhea and nausea. I have been dealing with this reality for some years now. My doctors have been helpful in helping me understand and manage my Chron’s flares. There are so many factors to this condition that western medicine is still trying to catch up. Recently, I added an ancient remedy for abdominal pain in the form of medical marijuana. Thankfully, I have access to a cannabis dispensary. My state legalized both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. So while I am using the medical cannabis products under the supervision of my doctor, I can just go to the legal weed store to get what I need. I don’t have to go through all of the marijuana regulations in order to get the medical cannabis that really helps my condition. And it’s not just the immediate pain and cramping that medical cannabis helps with. It’s thought that stress can also increase the odds or frequency of Chrone’s flareups. Medical marijuana helps a great deal in that regard. It’s really nice to be able to enjoy cannabis gummies or even the cannabis flower products. Somehow, just the act of doing that helps reduce my stress. Of course the medical cannabis itself allows me to feel a whole lot less stress. All I know is that since I started using the medical cannabis, I have less flares and the ones I have are not as severe. That’s progress.